Designed for hydropower production and recreation, reservoirs offer wonderful opportunities to camp, picnic, boat, fish and hike. It is important to note, however, that there are areas around reservoirs where extra precautions should be taken:
- Stay out of spillways and water-intake areas. Water sometimes rushes in, making them dangerous places to play.
- Don’t swim or play near the dam and powerhouse; the area can have strong underwater currents, sudden water discharges, slippery surfaces and submerged hazards.
- Always obey all warning signs and restrictive buoys. They are intended to keep recreationists away from areas where water activity can change suddenly, posing a risk of injury or death.
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